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How to pick bridesmaids dresses and colours

Getting married and it feels exciting! This also means making all these choices to create this fairytale dream wedding you always wanted. You have picked your girls and now you want to choose the dresses they will wear. It can be a nightmare dealing with more than three drama queens. To minimise the drama its better sometimes when the bride knows what she wants or gives guidelines rather than an open slate. Here are some tips on what to consider when choosing bridesmaids dresses and colors

Browse through

Start off by researching. Download some pictures off the internet, bookmark your favourites and share them with your friends. If you’re looking at magazines, tear out pages to help zero in on the colours and styles you like best.

Consider Costs

When it comes to price, try to be considerate of your friends’ lifestyles. Select a colour you like and let them pick their own style to involve all parties. Consider renting your bridesmaid dresses to cut on costs.


If you tend to have a strong opinion, it’s probably better to shop alone or with just one friend. If you’re more democratic, take the whole gang and give them guidelines, like colour or fabric. Pick out your dress first to ensure the bridesmaid’s dresses match your style.

Find the Perfect Fit

A bridesmaid dress is usually ordered using a person’s biggest measurements, so your friends will likely buy dresses at least a size larger than they normally wear. If a friend wants to buy a size smaller, let her know it’s much easier to alter a bigger dress.

Select a Shade

One of the easiest methods is to use the colour schemes of the venue and the season. Rich colours work well in the winter months, while lighter shades—mint and lavender—are perfect for summer. If you’re still at a loss for exactly which hue to choose, go for a general colour, like purple, and let your bridesmaids pick their favourite shades. Want to push the envelope even further? Consider prints—African-print bridesmaid dresses are hot right now. Just remember: Patterns look best in smaller parties and should be paired with simple accessories. Also, think about choosing a shade that goes well with your bridesmaid’s skin tones. If you’re opting for a print, make sure the dominant colours work with your entire bridal party. Fully embellished dresses are another fashion-forward option for a more glamorous affair. Perhaps the idea of mismatched dresses—that way your girls can choose a shade that suits them.

Consider Lingerie Logistics

Remind your girls to get the right undergarments. Depending on the style of dress, your bridesmaids may need some special support. Even the most amazing dress can look unflattering with the wrong bra. In addition to a new bra, each bridesmaid might also need a specific panty or body shaper.

Don’t Ask the Wrong Questions.

Instead of trying to figure out what dress style everyone will love, ask if anyone has something they are not comfortable in. Maybe your small-chested sister won’t wear a boobtube dress, and your cousin doesn’t mind dresses, but would prefer to wear something less fitted. It’s easier to narrow down from a list of don’ts than from a list of must haves.

Giving too many options

More options aren’t always better in the world of bridesmaid dresses. “Pick anything you want” can actually be more stressful than just giving some parameters.

Forgetting to jump up and get down

You may find a dress you like, try it on, and it looks great, so you buy want to buy it. Make sure when the wedding rolls around you don’t accidentally flash your best friend’s uncle and   now you have to spend the rest of the night dancing with one hand hiking up your gown. A multitude of problems can be avoided by simply choosing dresses with straps that you can wear with a normal bra for a bridesmaid dress when you have

Happy shopping and bonding too….